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Advanced Road Closure Notice

Devon County Council have informed us of a road closure affecting BOVEY CROSS TO PEEPS PLACE, NORTH BOVEY (NO. 2) NOTICE 2020

Christmas Light Switch on Update

This year, for obvious reasons, Christmas will look a little different in Moreton. Unfortunately the Parish Council have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the public gathering for the Christmas light switch on event. However, we can’t let Christmas go by unmarked as everyone needs a little festive cheer to look forward to after this strange year. The Parish Council will be installing new sparkly Christmas lights to light up the town centre and we are encouraging residents to help us light up Moreton as well.  This can simply be one light in your window or a full winter wonderland display – the choice is yours. The external Christmas trees on brackets will still be going ahead with their lights to add to the festive sparkle.

We may not be able to have the traditional public switch on, but Father Christmas will still be visiting Moretonhampstead along with his Elves on Saturday 28th November. Parents can book a visit from the big man or his Elves, who plan to deliver a gift to children of Primary School age or younger. The gifts will be free of charge to thank children for following the Government rules to keep everyone safe.

If you would like your child to receive a socially distanced visit from Father Christmas or his Elves and receive a free gift please email the clerk, Sam Parkin, with your address and child’s name and age or fill out the form and return to Greenhill addressed to the Clerk by 31st October 2020.

Clerk’s email: clerk20@moretonhampstead-pc.gov.uk

Returning to School

Dear Students, Parents & Carers, As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Department for Education have issued guidance for transporting children and young people to school or college in September. Links to the guidance will be available on the DCC schools transport web pages www.devon.gov.uk/school_transport

Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic

Footpath No 8 (Moretonhampstead)

(Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic) Order 2020

Fingle Bridge to Clifford Bridge

Dartmoor National Park Authority has made an Order in exercise of its powers under section 22BB(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as applied by the National Park Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure)(England) Regulations 2007, to prohibit through traffic on the following Public Footpath:

Footpath No 8 (Moretonhampstead) from SX 7431 8990 to SX 7802 8970

The Order will come into force on 1 September 2020 and will remain in effect for a maximum of 6 months or on completion of the works, whichever is sooner.  This restriction is necessary to enable essential forestry management operations to be carried out.

A copy of the Order is attached for your information.

Kind regards

Andrew Watson

Head of Access, Recreation & Estates Email:  awatson@dartmoor.gov.uk

Footpath No 16 (Lustleigh) and Bridleway No 14 (Lustleigh)

(Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic) Order 2020

Dartmoor National Park Authority has made an Order in exercise of its powers under section 22BB(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as applied by the National Park Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure)(England) Regulations 2007, to prohibit through traffic on the following rights of way:

Public Footpath No 16 from Grid Reference SX 7747 8085 to SX 7800 8005

Public Bridleway No 14 from Grid Reference SX 7800 8005 to SX 7834 8068

The Order will come into force on 1 September 2020 and will remain in effect for a maximum of 6 months or on completion of the works, whichever is sooner.  This restriction is necessary to enable essential forestry management operations to be carried out.

A copy of the Order is attached for your information.

Kind regards

Andrew Watson

Head of Access, Recreation & Estates

Email:  awatson@dartmoor.gov.uk

2nd Round Grant Applications

The Parish Council allocate grants twice a year to local organisations based in the Parish and which provide economic, social or cultural well-being of the community of Moretonhampstead.

Return completed application forms to clerk20@moretonhampstead-pc.gov.uk

Brightly coloured poster inviting groups and organisations to apply for the 2nd round of Council grants.

Poster Competition

Calling all children aged 0-16 in Moretonhampstead.

The Parish Council need your help! We would like you to design a poster encouraging dog owners to pick up after their furry friends. The best poster will win a £20 voucher from Baskervilles Ice Cream Parlour.

Posters can be emailed to the Parish Council or posted to Green Hill addressed to the Clerk, Sam Parkin. We can’t wait to see your designs!

Poster encouraging children to design a poster to encourage dog owners to pick up after their dog.

Wonderful Wildflowers

Have you seen the wonderful display of oxeye daisies, clover, and bird’s-foot trefoil along the verges at Chagford Cross?

The Parish Council have reduced the cutting of these as much as possible to leave lots of food and habitat for pollinators and hopefully lots of other wildlife.

Coronavirus Advice for Residents

The Parish Council has compiled some useful advice from local businesses, the Health Centre and local services.

Summer Flower Baskets

Summer has arrived! Court Street is looking amazing with its beautiful flower baskets lovingly put together by Teign Valley Nurseries. Thank you to Mary Jones for keeping them watered throughout the Summer.

Annual Parish Meeting – CANCELLED

Poster inviting the public to attend the Annual Parish Meeting.

Come and join us on March 24th!
Find out what we are doing and also what your local clubs and organisations are up to.
If you are a local club or organisation and would like to be involved, drop us an email clerk20@moretonhampstead-pc.gov.uk

Rural Skip Service

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic this service has been cancelled.

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